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Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It's 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they're sailing on--the RMS Titanic--reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new lifefor herself.Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He's in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it's because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . .Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec's past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him--and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.In Fateful, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic's first--and last--voyage.
Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It's 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they're sailing on-the RMS Titanic-reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new life for herself. Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He's in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it's because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . . Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec's past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him-and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over. In Fateful, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic's first-and last-voyage.
English translation of a moving and disturbing novel about a Hungarian Jewish boy's experiences in German concentration camps and his attempts to reconcile himself to those experiences after the war. Returning to his native Budapest, still clad in prison clothes, George experiences a variety of emotions, ultimately coming to the conclusion that neither his Jewishness nor his Hungarianness will solve his fate.
Perfect for fans of Jennifer Armentrout, Julie Kagawa, Rachel Vincent, and Sarah J. Maas, and for girls who love all things pretty, romantic and inspirational.One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people's fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she is falling all over again--this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die. In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?"Different and imaginative."--Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
Families who love an old-fashioned Christmas will adore this vintage book of holiday verse. Whimsical illustrations of Santa Claus, cherubic children, and adorable pets grace every page. A dozen enchanting poems include "The Plum Pudding," "The Twin Snowmen," "Under the Mistletoe," "At the Tabbykin's Ball," and other seasonal verses.This loving reproduction of an original 1920 edition is printed on heavy paper to ensure that it will last for many holiday seasons. A lovely gift book and a fine collector's item for lovers of antique books and fans of vintage Christmas memorabilia, it is certain to become a treasured Christmas keepsake.
Alex learns about her father's "wild youth" and learns something about herself in the bargain.
After his mother dies, 17-year-old Jim realizes he must raise his younger brother, Byron, alone. But when their father shows up with plans to take them to Florida, Jim wonders if the reunion will last.An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Seventeen-year-old Jim Atwater has played father to his kid brother Byron since their parents divorced eight years before. But Jim and Byron's world falls apart when their mother dies and their father--who is a virtual stranger to the boys--shows up, wanting to be part of their lives. An ALA Notable Book for Young Adults.
The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father's Chinese opera, a young boy is instantly enamored with the performers and works hard to be a part of the show. Rehearsing the moves day and night with the show's famous choreographer, the boy thinks he is soon ready to perform with the others. But the choreographer doesn't agree. In fact, he laughs at the boy when asked to join the others in the acrobatics part of the opera. Upset, the boy runs home to sulk. What will he do next? Will he give up, or will he persevere and work his way up in the show?In an exotic and intriguing story that draws on author Rich Lo's personal life, and features his own bright, mesmerizing illustrations, Father's Chinese Opera teaches children about hard work, patience, and the commitment needed to achieve an important goal, while introducing them to an important part of Chinese culture.Preschool-aged children will be drawn to the bright, vibrant illustrations and the main character's determined spirit, while parents and educators will love the author's note in the back about the history of the Chinese opera and the author's father's experiences in it. This will give parents and educators something to discuss with children and help them expose kids to a different and rich culture. The theme of never giving up and practices makes perfect will be sure to inspire kids to work hard for their dreams.
Harvey doesn't know what to get his father for Father's Day. It's especially hard when his older sisters and brother seem so sure that their presents are his favorites.Laurie Ann gives him a tie--every year! And Martin always gives him a box of nails. Nadine says Dad loves golf balls. How do they know he likes these presents so much? Because every year Dad gives them each a hug and says, "Thank you." And they say, "You're welcome." The night before Father's Day, Harvey remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week. He picks up a crayon and starts to draw. And when Harvey gives his dad his present, it's Harvey who has said, "Thank you." And it's his dad who responds, "You're welcome." Janet Nolan, who lives in Illinois, has written a thoughtful and sweet Father's Day story. Kathi Ember's illustrations are full of youthful, childlike appeal. She lives in Pennsylvania.
Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a mermaid -- a term too pretty for the soulless monster she's becoming. Then Lo meets Celia when they work together to rescue a handsome boy named Jude from drowning. Unlike Lo's ocean sisters, Celia has the ability to help Lo remember her human past. The two form a friendship but soon find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than love, though. According to ocean lore, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.Jackson Pearce has created a chilling, modern retelling of "The Little Mermaid" in this engrossing tale of forbidden romance and forgotten memories.
"The Perilous Realm is not just a world with stories in it. This world is Story. Whatever you might find in a story, you will find here. Adventures, strange encounters, riddles. Heroes and monsters. Bravery, goodness and terrible evil." Will has returned from his exhilarating adventure in the Realm and is back at home with his family trying to go through the motions of ordinary life. But he is dogged by feelings of restlessness and is desperate to see Rowen again. It's not long before he obeys the irresistible pull to return to Fable and resumes his quest. Will is shocked to discover that in the time since he left he's become a legend. He is greeted as a returning hero. Soon enough, Will may have to test his true heroism: Rowen is missing and in great danger. Will must stop the evil Malabron before Rowen and all of Fable are swept up by his wicked scheme.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Helen doesn't want to stay in the fattening hut. She's told her mother that she's too young, not ready for it. Why must she marry so soon--and gorge on rich meals for months, until she's heavy and round, like a good bride? Like her mother and sister before her, like all the women of her tribe. When Helen learns the terrible secret the fattening hut harbors, Helen becomes even more defiant and confused. Lonely, scared, and feeling confined by her family, culture, and tradition, she fights for a chance to be educated, young, and free.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.<P><P> Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.<P> Young Readers Choice Award Winner, 2015
In a single night, Ani's life was torn to shreds--and Ben struggles with the weight of trying to fix the unfixable in this heartbreaking and edgy debut novel. Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl--sarcastic, free-spirited Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him, too. She's everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want. But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone. Now Ani isn't the girl she used to be, and Ben can't sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame? Ben wants to help Ani, but the more she pushes him away, the more he wonders if there's anything he can do to save the girl he loves in this powerful, gut-wrenching debut novel.
With her jaw still wired shut from the last time she stood up for what is right, Laura cannot help but get involved when local "rednecks" harass and intimidate a group of Jewish students newly arrived from Israel.
While America Singer's heart was torn between Aspen and Prince Maxon, her friend Marlee knew exactly what she wanted--and paid the price.Revisit the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series in this digital original novella. Told from Marlee's point of view, this all-new 64-page story returns to the fateful Halloween when Marlee and Carter were discovered and reveals how that night--and Prince Maxon--changed their lives forever.The Favorite also features a teaser to The Siren!Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.
Experience the whimsy, charm and magic of the Celtic imagination in this captivating collection of timeless stories that have enchanted generations of youngsters and adults.Among the eight popular tales included here are "The Fate of the Children of Lir," a haunting narrative of four children turned into swans by a wicked stepmother; "The Shepherd of Myddvai," in which a beautiful woman, risen from the sea, orders her husband-to-be to observe certain rules; and "Beth Gellert," a touching tale of a brave dog that dies after saving a child's life. Five additional stories include "The Tale of Ivan," "Morraha," "The Story of Deirdre," "The Llanfabon Changeling," and "The Sea-Maiden."Reset in large, easy-to-read type, these engaging stories are enhanced by six new illustrations.
The Greek myths have intrigued countless generations of readers with their exciting tales of adventure, calamity, and conquest. This entertaining collection -- excellently retold for young audiences by Bob Blaisdell -- invites children to relive the memorable experiences of familiar characters from Greek mythology.Taken directly from the writings of Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides, and other ancient storytellers, the myths recount the stirring and imaginative tales of Pandora's box, Prometheus, the dreaded Cyclops, the labors of the mighty Hercules, the captivating stories of Narcissus and Echo, Aphrodite and Eros, Daedalus and Icarus, Hades and Persephone, and many more.Set in large, easy-to-read type and enhanced by six full-page black-and-white illustrations, these enduring fables from the fountainhead of Western civilization will thrill and delight new generations of adventure-seekers.
A collection of rarely retold tales from the "Elder Edda" and the "Younger Edda", two six-hundred-year-old Norse manuscripts.
Here is a treasury of charming tales brimming with the humor, whimsy and imagination characteristic of Native American folklore. Specially chosen from children, the stories include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog, and how pollywogs, crabs, leeches, and other water creatures were created; "The Meeting of the Wild Animals," a Tsimshian myth recounting how the four seasons came into being and why all animals are afraid of the porcupine; "The Bear Man," a Cherokee legend about a hunter who lived with her prey; and "The Man Who Married the Moon," a Pueblo tale of a great chief, his beautiful wife, and the treachery of two evil corn maidens.These and nine other authentic tales offer a wealth of reading entertainment as well as insight into American Indian life and culture. Six new full-page illustrations by Thea Kliros enhance the text, printed in large, easy-to-read type.
Superb treasury of time-honored poetic gems includes Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter," Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat," Eugene Field's "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," Emily Dickinson's "I'm Nobody! Who are you?," Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Swing," many more. Printed in large, easy-to-read type. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The Owl and the Pussycat" and "Who Has Seen the Wind?"
Russian folk culture is filled with magical stories for children; tales of witches and wizardry, perilous journeys, wise animals, frightful giants, and beautiful princesses. This choice collection presents six of the most popular tales. Some bear a resemblance to the folktales of western Europe, while others introduce exotic creatures and situations unique to the Russian imagination. Among the fanciful characters young readers will encounter in these stories are the legendary Fire-bird; the dulcimer-playing Sadko, whose music could make the Tzar of the Sea dance; the iron-toothed witch Baba Yaga, and many more.British author Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) gathered these authentic tales from peasant storytellers on his journeys to Russia early in the twentieth century. He then retold them in English. This volume reproduces the English versions, reset in large, easy-to-read type, and illustrated with six handsome new drawings.
Throughout the annals of literature there is one detective who reigns supreme -- Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221B Baker Street, London. From that celebrated address, Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson set out to solve the most difficult cases and bring to justice the master criminals of Victorian England.Now readers can enjoy the crime-solving exploits of the storied duo in this selection of favorite adventures. "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" concerns the appearance of mysterious stick-figure drawings, which prove disastrous to a country squire and his bride; "The Red-Headed League" pits Holmes against a clever bank robber, while "A Scandal in Bohemia" finds the detective locked in cerebral combat with Irene Adler, the only female who ever outwitted him (and the only one to steal his heart). In "The Final Problem" Holmes confronts the evil Professor Moriarty, "the Napoleon of Crime," atop the Reichenbach Falls. Also included here are four other classic tales: "Silver Blaze," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," "The Engineer's Thumb," and "The Crooked Man."A great way to introduce younger readers to the world's best-known fictional detective, this affordable collection will entertain mystery lovers of all ages.
Favorite Stories of Roger Duvoisin: Including The Crocodile in the Tree, See What I Am, Periwinkle, and Snowy and Woodyby Roger Duvoisin
This single-volume edition gathers four of the most famous animal stories by Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Roger Duvoisin, the creator of Petunia, the famous silly goose. Richly illustrated with charming watercolor images, the tales of friendship and discovery include:The Crocodile in the Tree. A crocodile is kind and friendly, but because of his scary-looking teeth, no one wants to be friends with him - until Bertha the duck takes him under her wing.See What I Am. Max the kitten observes as primary colors develop into secondary colors in the many-hued world of nature.Periwinkle. A lonesome giraffe, unable to communicate with other creatures, is delighted to meet a frog that speaks the same language. Both animals discover that being able to talk really isn't more important than listening. Snowy and Woody. A polar bear who's as white as the snow sets out from his Arctic home to investigate southern lands where bears are brown and grass is green.